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Following the cleaning of Rubens's 'Het Steen', the next stage in the painting's journey was a structural repair of the panel.

Watch Conservator and panel specialist Britta New explain how she will approach the repair: 

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After the condition of the panel was assessed, the next step was to repair the splits, and look at how best to support the panel, as due to its size and fragility, it needed a new secondary reinforcement to be fabricated.

Click through the images to see how Britta and the team carried out this complex stage of the repair:

Follow 'Het Steen's' journey through Conservation in future episodes of our 'Behind the scenes' series.

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